NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..



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14 Dec 2012, 9:58 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/nyreg ... iller.html


""He carried a black briefcase to his 10th-grade honors English class, and sat near the door so he could readily slip in and out. When called upon, he was intelligent, but nervous and fidgety, spitting his words out, as if having to speak up were painful.
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Pale, tall and scrawny, Adam Lanza walked through high school in Newtown, Conn., with his hands glued to his sides, the pens in the pocket of his short-sleeve, button-down shirts among the few things that his classmates recalled about him


Several said in separate interviews that it was their understanding that he had a developmental disorder. They said they had been told that the disorder was Asperger syndrome, which is considered to be a high functioning form of autism.""

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14 Dec 2012, 9:58 pm

News articles also claim James Holmes had this disorder.


I am getting worried now. I hope that we are not stereotyped and singled out for this crap. I have been bullied and beat up enough in my 22 years.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:05 pm

I just watched a psychologist on the Piers Morgan CNN show describe autistics and Aspies as having no empathy. He tried to kind of back down later, but the overwhelming impression was that we're potentially dangerous.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:07 pm

Kimber wrote:
I just watched a psychologist on the Piers Morgan CNN show describe autistics and Aspies as having no empathy. He tried to kind of back down later, but the overwhelming impression was that we're potentially dangerous.


I already have had family members look at me oddly since James Holmes. I am getting a bit nervous. I hope the general public of NT's does not take anything out on all of us. I live in the area of this as well. I have so much empathy for human and animal. This guy was sick. A couple of bad apples do not make up all of us.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:08 pm

I was so upset when I heard about this. Now I hear he has Asperger's. Oh my.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:11 pm

maybe he was visiting this website before..



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14 Dec 2012, 10:15 pm

Goddess DAMN it this is really starting to piss me off. They want to see an Aspie go postal? The next f****r that decides that having Asperger's is an excuse to shoot people at random is going to be down the barrel from MY gun. And I'm a pretty good marksman.

And course doesn't help that the media sees this issue as merely a profitable story (playing off peoples fears == more airtime == $$$). I swear to Goddess this world has gone to s**t. Part of me hopes the Mayans were right and we only have a week left until humanity's extinction. Not that humanity needs a cataclysm to facilitate it's own demise, they're doing a pretty Goddess-damned job of it on their own IMHO.


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14 Dec 2012, 10:18 pm

Roxas_XIII wrote:
Goddess DAMN it this is really starting to piss me off. They want to see an Aspie go postal? The next f**** that decides that having Asperger's is an excuse to shoot people at random is going to be down the barrel from MY gun. And I'm a pretty good marksman.

And course doesn't help that the media sees this issue as merely a profitable story (playing off peoples fears == more airtime == $$$). I swear to Goddess this world has gone to sh**. Part of me hopes the Mayans were right and we only have a week left until humanity's extinction. Not that humanity needs a cataclysm to facilitate it's own demise, they're doing a pretty Goddess-damned job of it on their own IMHO.
this is not the time to start threatening to kill people bro.


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14 Dec 2012, 10:19 pm

Makes me think about my therapist's intake questionare. She asks if anyone owns a gun.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:20 pm

ronpl wrote:
maybe he was visiting this website before..


The last thing that we need is some parent who lost a kid to seek revenge on people with the disorder. The media is riding this aspergers > school shooter correlation like crazy.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:22 pm

Roxas_XIII wrote:
Goddess DAMN it this is really starting to piss me off. They want to see an Aspie go postal? The next f**** that decides that having Asperger's is an excuse to shoot people at random is going to be down the barrel from MY gun. And I'm a pretty good marksman.

And course doesn't help that the media sees this issue as merely a profitable story (playing off peoples fears == more airtime == $$$). I swear to Goddess this world has gone to sh**. Part of me hopes the Mayans were right and we only have a week left until humanity's extinction. Not that humanity needs a cataclysm to facilitate it's own demise, they're doing a pretty Goddess-damned job of it on their own IMHO.


Please dude. Don't give them more ammo(no pun intended), this is the last thing we need. Show them by making it far in life like Einstein did. We are so intelligent, self reliant and we have put up with a lot of bullying, we are emotionally stronger in that regard. We can get back at them in other ways.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:23 pm

the last thing we need are people who are too hysteric

there are many more killers in potential in the US and other places.

for me it feels the same just to be intimidated by them.

fear from death is awful too. and we are all facing this fear each moment.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:25 pm

ronpl wrote:
the last thing we need are people who are too hysteric

there are many more killers in potential in the US and other places.

for me it feels the same just to be intimidated by them.

fear from death is awful too. and we are all facing this fear each moment.


Exactly. I have an aspie friend who was "laid off" from work shortly after the James Holmes incident. It was likely because of Aspergers, his quiet, shy, and intelligent demeanor.



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14 Dec 2012, 10:31 pm

MikeW999 wrote:
The media is riding this aspergers > school shooter correlation like crazy.


Hi, I'm in NZ and have not seen any... got any links thanks?



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